Doctors show less empathy for obese patients, study finds

04/24/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

A study in the journal Obesity revealed primary care physicians were less apt to develop emotional rapport with overweight patients than those who were not overweight or obese. Researcher Dr. Kimberly Gudzune highlighted the importance of empathy in helping patients make important health changes. "Without that rapport, you could be cheating the patients who need that engagement the most."

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